Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2010 UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a: clear amber brown with carbonation and a foamy 1/4" head that reduces to light lacing
s: hop nose with slight hint of grain
t: good grain taste with decent hop bitterness, well balanced IPA
m&d: medium bodied, slightly dry
On tap at Willoughby Brewing Co. -- Pours Orange amber with white head. Hop forward nose. Very lively carbonation. Dry palate with hops from start to finish. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2010
medium to light brown. moderate white head. citrus hop nose. too firm of bitterness. minimal citrus hop flavor comparatively and some crystal malt that cant overcome the intense bittering. very disappointing apa shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
7/13/2009: Copper color + earthy aroma + light citrus, earthy hops, and toasty malt = Willoughby Lost Nation Pale Ale. There just isn’t enough there for me and that means that it’s too generic.
Pint (draught) at Pigskin Bar & Grill in Athens, Ohio during Ohio Brew Week 2009. Rating #21 for this beer.
A brilliant and engaging brewpub pale ale the type of which you never expect and crave for more when you encounter.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2008
Surprise factor. Superb spicy hops are multi-layered, orangey. Very active carbonation enhances the refreshment. Effective peppery finish. Toasty and soft malt character. Seems more bitter with every sip.
Quickly becomes headless.
On tap at the Oakroom. Clear copper, with almost no head. Rich hop aroma, with floral dominating resin. Very bitter, almost an IPA, but not heavy enough. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
On tap @ the brewpub: Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma, citrus and floral hops, some sweetness. Flavor, bright citrus and floral notes, juicy, sweet caramel, some bready notes. BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Had on tap at brewpub. Nice orange color. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste was very bitter and hoppy, with a slight honey taste. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2008
On tap at brewpub
Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
This was on the board of "micro batches" as Lost Nation Pale Ale dry hopped with Target hops. To see what that was like I ordered a small sample. It turned out to be pretty solid. I’ll have to try the regular version at some point but based on this I would classify this beer as an underpowered IPA.
Aroma / Appearance - Resiny hops are evident but not overpowering. A light woodiness accents this well. The body was a carbonated mandarin orange with little head.
Flavor / Palate - I had to let this one warm for a while but eventually it was no longer ice cold. When I did give it a try I picked up a slight resiny woody taste (as if an IPA had been diluted just a bit or not made as strongly). The fluid mouthfeel was balanced enough to leave to only a temporary bitterness in the throat. This was sessionable and enjoyable though I would probably opt for the regular non-dry hopped version if I order it again.
At the brewery. Golden colour with good foamy lace. C-hop aroma. Medium mouthfeel. ABove-average carbonation. An understated IPA sort of Pale. Not bad.